***This just in! I was able to get some good photos from a wonderful student who will let me post them. I will get those photos up this week so you can see "the missing" tapestries.
This is the last in a series of blog posts about this show. Click these links to read the others:
A Call to Action for Tapestry Artists
American Tapestry Biennial 9
ATB9 goes New Mexico
The shape of tapestry and ATB9
It's all Sarah's fault (and more ATB9)
Linda Wallace's piece DisConnect won one of the Teitelbaum awards. I loved studying this piece. The color use is wonderful with beautiful gradations in the forms (see detail below). The colors in the borders change as you look around the piece (and I can't swear to it, but I think she used some chenille in the rich brown parts). Her technique is wonderful and the imagery about women and cultural burdens is engaging.
|DisConnect, Linda Wallace; 48 x 32 x 1 inch, wool, cotton, linen, silk, metallics|
|Daheim (At Home), Thomas Cronenberg; 61 x 43.7 inches, linen, wool, silk, mercerized cotton|
|Daheim (At Home), detail|
Here is what Lialia says about this tapestry in the catalog:
regarding the tapestry CRANE -- during the period of disquiet in Ukraine, especially after the disappointment of the last election I felt compelled to give substance to this concern. thus the crane, a symbolic and popular image in Ukraine-the blue shape of the crane defined in its boldness on a heavily textured field appears to hover in a stasis over a geography of a restless history.
|Crane, Lialia Kuchma; 63 x 87 inches; wool, cotton|
|Mates, Cecilia Blomberg; 35 x 49 inches, cotton, wool, linen|
'Macondo' represents both the subjective and environmental dark forces that obscure the clear waters. The oil dispersants used are banned in parts of the world. How long these toxins remain and what the eventual damage remains to be seen. However, in time, nature has a way of overcoming these adversities and my hope, symbolically represented by the bright green tips of the sea plants, is that there will be some restoration of the natural order.
|Macondo, Alex Friedman; 72 x 38 inches, wool, cotton|
|Home Safe Home, Becky Stevens; 24 x 18 inches, wool|
|Home Safe Home, detail|
I am including the video of the show here again in case you missed it the first time.